Bhubaneswar: With an aim to provide quality services to women and children in Odisha, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today announced the State government’s decision to establish a special wing in Odisha Police to probe crimes against them.
Addressing the valedictory session at the 62nd Senior Police Officers’ Conference here, the Chief Minister said the government’s priority is reduce the number of crime against women and Children. The creation of a special wing in Odisha Police will provide quality services to the women and children, he added.
Highlighting the State government’s concern over road safety, he said, “Road accident-related fatalities are very high in the State. There is a need to take up preventive and enforcement initiatives as well as public awareness campaign in coordination with other stakeholders like Transport, Works Department etc. to bring down such fatalities.”
He stressed on increasing the conviction rate by taking the help of technology during investigation.
He also announced six new Police Stations have been made functional from today. Further 905 additional posts in various ranks have been sanctioned for strengthening Police Stations, he informed.
“I am sure that the State Police will come up with new ideas to improve its image by providing quality services,” he stated.
Special family pension has been sanctioned to 38 next of kin. Similarly, 29 next of kin have received Rs 50 Lakh ex-gratia compensation and rest should be processed without any delay.
He also praised the 930 police personnel who have voluntarily donated plasma for treatment of Covid patients for their spirit of service.
Speaking on LWE problem in the State, the Chief Minister said, “Families of the martyrs should be taken care of by the State Police. The LWE problem is dynamic in nature and keeps changing, close monitoring and focused efforts should continue. I specially commend the work of SP, Malkangiri and Kandhamal in this connection.”
He also appreciated the efforts of SP, Keonjhar and Angul for the overall improvement in the industrial atmosphere.